JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2010/10/quote-of-day-conservativelibertarian.html (12 comments)

jsid-1286498570-249  Sarah at Fri, 08 Oct 2010 00:42:50 +0000

I've been waiting for YEARS to be a QotD here. I can die happy now. :)

jsid-1286505375-138  khbaker at Fri, 08 Oct 2010 02:36:15 +0000 in reply to jsid-1286498570-249

You did get an honorable mention once! ;)

jsid-1286549901-623  khbaker at Fri, 08 Oct 2010 14:58:21 +0000 in reply to jsid-1286498570-249

And now SayUncle has quoted you, too!

jsid-1286499388-9  bluesun at Fri, 08 Oct 2010 00:56:28 +0000

Adam and Eve...

jsid-1286500023-949  SiGraybeard at Fri, 08 Oct 2010 01:07:07 +0000

A very good way for statists to imagine government is to envision every law they want imposed on us, and then envision Cheny/BushHitler/McHalliburton imposing those laws on them. 

Unfortunately that requires a level of intellectual honesty that seems to be missing.

jsid-1286504912-248  DJ at Fri, 08 Oct 2010 02:28:32 +0000

Well done, Sarah. That statement was a bullseye.

jsid-1286544791-282  GrumpyOldFart at Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:33:11 +0000

Personally I'm impressed by the mere existence of a site that tends toward well thought out, well stated positions in its QotD's, around half of which are from the comment threads.

It's reminiscent of times I've been in competition as an actor or a musician. "Losing" doesn't really hurt if the "winners" are people you're proud to "lose" to, especially if you know you made them work hard for their "victory".

jsid-1286545356-695  khbaker at Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:42:39 +0000

Yup.  I have some damned fine readers, and I couldn't be prouder of that fact.

jsid-1286571801-841  Sarah at Fri, 08 Oct 2010 21:03:22 +0000 in reply to jsid-1286545356-695

The quality of the readership has a lot to do with the quality of the host.

jsid-1286562534-987  Kristopher at Fri, 08 Oct 2010 18:28:55 +0000

Nice illustration of Hobbsian philosophy ... but you are missing the one that our founding fathers followed: Locke.

The philosophy that assumes most people are basically good, therefore we should have only as little government as is needed to deal with the tiny minority of people who choose evil.

They rejected the Hobbsian notion for good reason ... the europeans have embraced Hobbes as their new god.

Do Not Want.

jsid-1286563533-560  khbaker at Fri, 08 Oct 2010 18:45:33 +0000 in reply to jsid-1286562534-987

I disagree.  They've embraced Marx.  The think they can create "the New Soviet Man" and make it work.

jsid-1286607641-910  Kristopher at Sat, 09 Oct 2010 07:00:42 +0000 in reply to jsid-1286563533-560

The Hobbes-Locke divide pre-dates Marxism.

However, Marxists are just fine with hobbesian notions of individuals being inherently untrustworthy.

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